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Comment: Re:Power (Score 1) 926

by pakar (#45383617) Attached to: Where Does America's Fear Come From?

Equalized in terms of that all people are worth the same - Yes.
Equalized in terms of that all people gets the same amount of wealth - No.

Life is a long struggle, but making it so everyone have the same opportunities to start with is something we should strive for.

Two things in life that most people want and need.. Education and healthcare... Make those two free for everyone and the world would be come a much more interesting and safe place..

Comment: Re:Yeah, but they nailed the "documentation" part (Score 1) 394

by pakar (#45143333) Attached to: Oracle Attacks Open Source; Says Community-Developed Code Is Inferior

The thing with open-source projects is that you do not need to have it documented to the extreme.. For run-time you need descriptions of all the configuration and usage, but for API's you can keep the documentation fairly basic since you have access to the source and can see exactly what is happening.

I have seen it many times in closed-source software where you need to init things in a very specific order and the order is only available in a few simple examples. When having the source you can run it in a debugger and actually see the full flow, and you can even modify it to take care of corner-cases the original developers did not think of..

Best of two worlds is to have a well-documented proprietary software with a source-code license.

Comment: Re:Only relevant line (Score 1) 629

by pakar (#44583531) Attached to: Google Blocks YouTube App On Windows Phone (Again)

I would more say that it's a case of MS complaining that it cannot do whatever they want, like they used to be able to...

Look at what MS have been doing with their previous versions of the application... I would myself start to be extremely strict on the TOS for any company that have blatantly ignored it from the beginning.

Comment: Re:Only relevant line (Score 1) 629

by pakar (#44583461) Attached to: Google Blocks YouTube App On Windows Phone (Again)

According to a "angry letter" posted on technet... If you do a simple search for this and read a few of the articles you can see a behavior from MS that is not ok... I can understand Google for forcing MS to follow the TOS to the letter after the crap they have tried to pull.

Even if Google is slow on providing MS with what they must comply with and how they can do this does not make it ok for MS to publish an application that still fails to meet the terms.

If MS is having issues then they can pay for some youtube experienced developer to come over and assist them with the stuff..... Can be from Google or other places...

Comment: Re:Only relevant line (Score 1) 629

by pakar (#44583385) Attached to: Google Blocks YouTube App On Windows Phone (Again)

Yes, i read the article and also a few more related articles about this... The link was to what Microsoft wrote on technet, ie their opinion of what is happening.. If you actually check a few more sources you can actually find a bit of history of how Microsoft have behaved since the start of this.
If a company blatantly ignores terms and continues to say that "we fixed it" without actually fixing the opposite party might become more and more strict on the terms specified for the service.
There you go.. It's for the publicly available API, not for the ad-enabled API but to get access to that you have to agree to a similar terms, and you have about the same level of documentation for that.

And just because they have not yet received the information does not make it ok for them to publish the application that fails to follow the terms. If they have problems to fulfill all the terms maybe they should pay google for a single person to do a simple "do we fulfill the terms now" test before they go public with the app.

Comment: Re:There's a big difference between (Score 1) 385

by pakar (#44583053) Attached to: Transport Expert Insists 'Don't Dismiss Wacky Hyperloop'

Slowing down for turns would break that model and could create congestion. Hence me question.

Nope, not if you place them at a optimal distance between each other. Since all carts will have to pass the bend they will all slow down. So as long as the distance between each cart is at least the difference in distance a cart will go at the slower speed compared to full speed, and that is probably not that much and should probably fit the time it takes to unload/load passengers on each end.

Comment: Re:Only relevant line (Score 2) 629

by pakar (#44582119) Attached to: Google Blocks YouTube App On Windows Phone (Again)

They can not leverage a de-facto monopoly in one area to block competition in another. That is what Google is doing now.

They can as long Microsoft fails to comply with the requirements-list.

Why should Google be forced to allow a platform with 3.3% smartphone market-share to bypass the rules they have set for other platforms?

Comment: Re:Only relevant line (Score 2, Insightful) 629

by pakar (#44582061) Attached to: Google Blocks YouTube App On Windows Phone (Again)

Google are not being assholes, they are protecting their revenue from the ad's playing together with the videos..

They had 2 requirements that microsoft listed in the article.
- Not an HTML5 app. (requirement from Google maybe?)
- Google claims that the application does not show the AD's as it should in all instances.

Only time Microsoft can complain is if they fulfill all the listed requirements and Google still refuses them access.

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